Digital Systems Intern

The Digital Systems Intern will support CCAM’s research programs. Interns will help to ensure that projects are delivered on time, on budget, and with a high standard of quality.


Improve troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities by:

  • Working directly on applied projects
  • Learning how to identify the bottleneck issue/problem in any given task.
  • Developing independent research capabilities.
  • Creating or investigating solutions in a tactical and methodical manner.
  • Building upon your experience in hardware design, software & algorithm development, and data collection.
  • Gaining Tenacity.

Develop communication and presentation skills by:

  • Presenting task progress to team and/or industry members when working on a given project.
  • Documenting research results.
  • Giving an end of internship presentation on their development and progress.

Work with these types of technologies:

  • Mechatronics/robotics, circuits, hardware integration, embedded systems
  • Data serialization languages such as JSON, XML, YAML, Protobuf.
  • RESTful API communication.
  • Publish/subscribe messaging services such as MQTT and Apache Kafka.
  • Communication protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, SPI, I2C.
  • Docker, ROS/ROS2, & Node-Red.
  • Version control tools such as Git, GitHub, or GitLab.
  • Database systems such as MongoDB or SQL.
  • Front end frameworks such as Angular, React, or Vue.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS: The lists below are exhaustive and we are only expecting the ideal candidate to have experience with at least two of the programming skills. The completed coursework section gives an overview of courses across the majors of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science that give conceptual foundation for the internship project work. It is not expected for candidates to have taken all of these courses. It is important; however, the ideal candidate have a general understanding of object-oriented design principles to include inheritance, abstraction, encapsulation, and polymorphism.

*At a minimum, candidates must have partially (at least two years of academic credit) completed a scientific or engineering degree at an accredited university. *

Academic Major OR Area of Focus: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering

Completed Coursework: Object Oriented Programming, Digital Logic Design, Digital Systems, Embedded Systems Programming, Operating Systems, Electric Circuits 2, Software Engineering and Web Development, Database Theory, Computer Organization

Technical/Programming Skills:  Familiarity with at least two of the following: Python, C++, C, C#, Java, JavaScript, HTML, Go; Proficient in Excel; Familiarity with Windows and Linux Operating Systems

*This position requires access to technology or intellectual property that is subject to export control requirements. Candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license.

Ability To:

  • Work independently towards an established goal without continuous oversight or assistance.
  • Quickly grasp key concepts needed to attack difficult engineering and manufacturing problems.
  • Maintain a positive, team-first mentality.
  • Take ownership of projects.

Passion for:

  • Development and application of scientific principles.
  • Innovative, creative, technically complicated problem solving.
  • Working outside of your comfort zone.
  • Having fun while learning new things!


To apply, send a cover letter and resume to The subject line should reference the position the applicant is applying for.  For further information, please visit the CCAM website at

CCAM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. CCAM does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetics, disability, or veteran status.

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